In crackdown against corruption in the state, the state government has sanctioned Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for putting up challan against Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer and Executive Engineer in the Ambikapur tender scam of Water Resources Department. The case is serious enough as some of the contractors who might be implicated include those considered near to an incumbent Minister. With the clearance now given the EOW is expected to file challan by October 10 in Ambikapur special court. Sources close to EOW also revealed that confidante of a Minister is also implicated as the entire fraudulent activity was carried out at his behest.
With EOW seeking government approval to prosecute errant officials, it is clear that the investigating agency is confident that they will be able to prove the charges in a court of law.